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The region known as Central America & Caribbean is really several sub-regions that lack any unifying elements other than they are largely tropical and warm. This is a catch-all category for basically anywhere someone may vacation. Beyond that, all of the countries here are independent and different. Most speak Spanish (but not all) and nearly all of them have had to deal with a colonial past to some degree. But looking beyond the palm trees and you’ll find some very interesting planes in Central America & Caribbean.

Many of the destinations in the Central America & Caribbean region can be explored on a cruise, but one day in each place doesn’t do it justice. From the incredible beaches of Antigua, Barbados, and the Dominican Republic to adventure destinations like Costa Rica and Belize, there’s a wide degree of activities here. We love our beach time, but also love scuba diving in Saint Lucia and Grenada. Perhaps this region is near and dear to our hearts because we got married here all those years ago. It’s a place where we found love and still love to go. When the weather turns cold, we head south!

Disappointed in Dominica

Roseau, Dominica from the Morne Bruce Viewpoint.

We’d heard a lot about the vast natural beauty of Dominica and were really looking forward to visiting this Caribbean island. We’d heard great things about Titou Gorge, snorkeling on the Champagne Reef and Trafalgar Falls. But, as we discovered on our Dominica tour, the island has a long way to go. We were definitely

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Finding Nemo at Buck Island in St. Croix

Snorkeling at Buck Island St. Croix with Big Beards.

Buck Island is a national treasure and a great way to spend a day snorkeling while in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The island is the nesting home for green sea turtles and endangered Leatherback turtles. But the real treasure at Buck Island is the 4,500 acre underwater reef lying just off shore. It is one

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A Magens Bay Beach Break on St. Thomas

The view from Magens Bay Beach.

Charlotte Amalie in the U.S. Virgin Islands is an extremely popular cruise ship port-of-call and there is no shortage of visitors here. One of the most popular St. Thomas activities is a visit to one of the many beaches on the island – and no beach is more beautiful or popular than the Magens Bay

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Cave Tubing in Belize – Get Those Butts Up!

Our Guide Leading us Cave Tubing in Belize on the Caves Branch River

“Butts Up!” yelled a park ranger in a neon green t-shirt. Unfortunately, being in the front of our group, his warning came too late. My butt slammed into the rock just beneath the surface of the water. I thought to myself, that’s going to leave a bruise! Welcome to cave tubing in Belize.

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